Realizing the challenges parents face in advocating for children with disabilities, the Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) trains interested individuals to become special education advocates so they can provide instrumental and effective support to families with children with disabilities in Tennessee (including Chattanooga). These trainings take place across the state online and in person. Items to be covered include The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), state special education laws and regulations, The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you are interested in this 12-week (Tuesday nights only) training, please click here for more details. There is a $75 fee, but you may qualify for a scholarship from the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities. For more information on that, please click here.